Product Empties: re-purchase or regret? | January 2017

I’ve never done this kind of post before but i find them really helpful. I love reading posts on what other bloggers have bought or their favourites for the month, but i really love reading about what products a blogger has loved so much… they’ve finished. 
Like most girls, particularly girls who are into beauty, i have more beauty products than i’m willing to admit to. So i seem to acquire a huge selection of products but don’t finish that many! I’m making a conscious effort this year to the end of some products, so these are my product empties- re-purchase or regret?

BenefitGimme Brow” in the shade 5. This product is only 1g but it does last up to about six weeks- using it four-five times a week. This is by far the best brow gel i’ve ever used. img_2836This product not only tames your brows, but also makes your brows look so much fuller than they are. If (like me), you have really fine eyebrows then this product is a must! I’ve already re-purchased this one! 



Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer. This product is the exception to my img_2837love affair with Benefit brow products. I don’t think it works, it actually makes my brows feel like they have glue or mascara on them. The instructions say you can also use it over night, i don’t think it makes a difference. My brows don’t look thicker and they actually stick to my skin more. For one of the most expensive brow products, i was majorly disappointed. This is a serious regret

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Dr Rescue . Before i discovered this product, i could never leave the house without vaseline. This product quickly became my favourite- particularly in the winter. There’s only a hint of colour but this makes your lips look so img_2841healthy and full! The menthol in this makes your lips feel really cold, i personally love it. This is a product i couldn’t live without so, it’s a no brainer, re-purchase!




Seventeen Make Your Mark Eyeliner Pen. I don’t normally use eye liner but it’s something i’d like to get in to because i think it looks really cool on other people. I picked this up in Boots before Christmas as i like Seventeen a buy a lot from it. This pen has already dried up- i’ve only used it three times. I found the colour really patchy so it was difficult to use. This is a definite regret!

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer. This is a primer i’ve used for about a year. I think this works work really well for giving you a smooth base, minimising pores and keeping your make-up on. I don’t find this product lasts very long and there probably is cheaper products that work just as well. I would definitely re-purchase this, but i think i’m going to shop around and maybe try a few others. 

No7 Velvet Lash mascara in the colour brown/black. Long, thick eye lashes is something i have been blessed with so i’m quite easy going when it comes to mascara. This mascara feels really soft on the lashes, it does define and add length. It’s not the most volumising mascara i’ve ever used but i think it looks really natural. It depends what you’re looking for from img_2838your mascara, personally i’d re-purchase




So these are my product empties this month, i quite enjoyed this i think it may do it more often. I really hope you liked it, please let me know if you did.

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– Gemma Lynsey



  1. January 12, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I completely agree with you about Gimme Brow. I always have to repurchase it. I use the lightest shade, and I love it because it’s so cool toned.

    • January 12, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      It’s one of the best brow products ever!

    • January 18, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      I’ll definately need to try that because Gimme Brow gets expensive! I’d definately reccomend it- let me know how you get on! X

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